Yesterday, after I had blown as many bees out as I could, I had put 2 honey boxes between 2 triangle escapes and left them overnight, confident that the cool night (in the sixties! Yay!) would send them packing. No dice! When I went out this morning, there was an amazingly large congregation on the outside of the escape. My first thought was that I had accidentally taken off brood, and (God forbid) the queen. I was pretty sure I had thoroughly checked this box back at the hive and that it was brood/queen free, but I'm getting old and I have a tendency to doubt myself. So before I got out the blower for a second attempt, I decided to (once again) go through the box, frame-by-frame, to make sure I didn't need to put it back where it came from. All of the frames are heavy with honey, with no sign of SHB, the queen or brood (thank God). About one-third of the honey on three of the frames in the middle of the box is uncapped. Question: Can I go ahead and harvest all of it, or only the fully capped frames? My recollection is that if 70% is capped, you're good to go, but I'd like confirmation if you can (once again, I'm getting old. . .forgetting things. . .I'll also check my notebook though!). Anyway, I decided the reason there are so many bees is because usually I first hit them with Bee Quick, and then move the boxes to the escapes. Hoping there will be some to buy and the conference next weekend. Wally, I trust I'll see you there so I can talk your ear off about bees and ask all kinds of questions!